By Christopher Miskimon

Full Reviews

Patton’s Prayer: A True Story of Courage, Faith and Victory in World War II (Alex Kershaw, Dutton Press, New York NY, 2024, 348 pp., maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index, $32, HC)

Fighting the Night: Iwo Jima, World War II, and a Flyer’s Life (Paul Hendrickson, Alfred A. Knopf Books, New York, 2024, 320 pp., photographs, bibliography, index, $32, HC)

The First Hellcat Ace (Cdr. Hamilton McWhorter III, USN Ret.; Lt. Col. Jay Stout, USMC, Ret., Casemate Books, Havertown PA, 2024, 225 pp., photographs, $34.95 HC)

The Convoy HG-76: Taking the Fight to Hitler’s U-Boats (Angus Konstam, Osprey Publishing, Oxford UK, 2024, 320 pp., maps, photographs, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, $35, HC)

The View from my Foxhole: A Marine Private’s Firsthand WWII Combat Experience from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima (William Swanson, Permuted Press, New York NY, 2023, 176 pp., photographs, $26, HC)

With Recce at Arnhem: The Recollections of Trooper Des Evans–A 1st Airborne Division Veteran (Mike Gallagher, Pen and Sword Books, South Yorkshire UK, 2023, 160 pp., photographs, $29.95, HC)

The Rifle 2: Back to the Battlefield (Andrew Biggio, Regnery Publishing, Washington, DC, 2023, 331 pp., photographs, index, $29.99, HC)

New and Noteworthy

November 1941: An Intimate History of the Turning Point of World War II (Peter Englund, Alfred A. Knopf Books, 2023, $32, HC) This new book goes into detail about November 1942, using the perspectives of both soldiers and civilians worldwide.

The Breaking Storm: 10 July 1940 –12 August 1940 (Dilip Sarkar, Air World Books, 2023, $54.95, Hardcover, HC) Sarkar has written several books on the Battle of Britain. This latest covers the initial German onslaughts.

Early Pacific Raids 1942 (Brian Lane Herder, Osprey Publishing, 2023, $25, SC) Before Coral Sea and Midway, the US carrier force conducted an aggressive campaign against the Japanese periphery. These hit and run actions proved a crucible for preparing US naval aviators.

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